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Macrauchenia patachonica Owen, 1838

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: Late Pleistocene

 

Distribution

Argentina

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Owen, Richard. (1838). Description of Parts of the Skeleton of Macrauchenia patachonica. In Darwin, C. R. Fossil Mammalia Part 1 No. 1. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle. London: Smith Elder and Co.

 

Other references:

Blanco, R. Ernesto et al. (In Press, 2021). Macrauchenia patachonica Owen, 1838: limb bones morphology, locomotory biomechanics, and paleobiological inferences. Geobios. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geobios.2021.04.006 [Abstract]

Fariña, Richard A., Vizcaíno, Sergio F. and Bargo, María S. (1998). Body mass estimations in Lujanian (late Pleistocene-Holocene of South America) mammal megafauna. Mastozoología Neotropical 5(2): 87-108.

Fernicola, J. C., Vizcaino, F, and de Iuliis, G. (2009). The Fossil Mammals collected by Charles Darwin in South America during his travels on board the HMS Beagle. Revista de la Asociatión Geológica Argentina 64(1): 147-159.

Ferrero B., Brandoni D., Noriega J.I., Carlini A.A. 2007 Mamíferos de la Formación El Palmar (Pleistoceno tardío) de la provincia de Entre Ríos, Argentina. Revista del Museo 9(2), 109-117.

Kerber, Leonardo, Pitana, Vanessa Gregis, Ribeiro, Ana Maria, Hsiou, Annie Schmaltz and Oliveira, Edison V. (2014). Late Pleistocene vertebrates from Touro Passo Creek (Touro Passo Formation), southern Brazil: a review. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 31(2): 248-259.

Lopes, Renato Pereira et al. (2021). The Santa Vitória Alloformation: an update on a Pleistocene fossil-rich unit in Southern Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Geology 51(1): e2020065.

de Oliveira, Karoliny et al. (2020). Fantastic beasts and what they ate: Revealing feeding habits and ecological niche of late Quaternary Macraucheniidae from South America. Quaternary Science Reviews 231: 106178. [Abstract]

de Oliveira, Karoliny et al. (In press, 2021). From oral pathology to feeding ecology: The first dental calculus paleodiet study of a South American native megamammal. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2021.103281 [Abstract]

Scherer, C.S., Pitana, V.G., Ribeiro, A.M., 2009, Proterotheriidae and Macrauchenidae (Liptoterna, Mammalia) from the Pleistocene of Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil: Revista Brasileira de Paleontologia, 12(3), 231-246.

Smith F.A., Lyons S.K., Ernest S.K.M., Jones K.E., Kaufman D.M., Dayan T., Marquet P.A., Brown J.H., Haskell J.P. 2003 Body mass of late Quaternary mammals. Ecology 84(12): 3403-3403.

Ubilla M., Perea D., Goso Aguilar C., Lorenzo N. 2004 Late Pleistocene vertebrates from northern Uruguay: tools for biostratigraphic, climatic and environmental reconstruction. Quaternary International 114(1), 129-142.

Welker, Frido et al. (2015). Ancient proteins resolve the evolutionary history of Darwin’s South American ungulates. Nature 522: 81-84.

Michael Westbury, Sina Baleka, Axel Barlow, Stefanie Hartmann, Johanna L.A. Paijmans, Alejandro Kramarz, Analía M Forasiepi, Mariano Bond, Javier N. Gelfo, Marcelo A. Reguero, Patricio López-Mendoza, Matias Taglioretti, Fernando Scaglia, Andrés Rinderknecht, Washington Jones, Francisco Mena, Guillaume Billet, Christian de Muizon, José Luis Aguilar, Ross D.E. MacPhee & Michael Hofreiter. (2017). A mitogenomic timetree for Darwin’s enigmatic South American mammal Macrauchenia patachonica. Nature Communications 8: 15951. doi:10.1038/ncomms15951.

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